Portal: Alive & Kicking is a full remake and reimagining of Valve's hit experimental title. Using the aesthetics and retcons of Portal 2, A&K will slip you back into the cold test chambers of Aperture Science to retell the original story of Chell and GLaDOS.

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We talk about the mod being on Greenlight and certain design choices we've made.

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Alive & Kicking is now officially on Steam Greenlight! And at the time of writing this article, we're actually #1 of 1,515 games in Greenlight - all thanks to your support. Hopefully it can maintain its position and earn a place on Steam in the next round of games. If you haven't yet seen Alive & Kicking on Greenlight, click here.

Meanwhile, the mod itself continues to take shape. In the last large batch of screenshots, we showed how we reworked our lighting and cleaned up the tests. The decision to do this mostly came from urging from the community, but also because we felt like the previous visual theme was inconsistent and made the mod feel sloppy. After posting those screenshots, we actually made entirely new textures for the maps, combining the design of Portal 2's textures with the grungy characteristic concrete from the first Portal.

Thanks for your support so far - with your help, we can get A&K onto everybody's favorite distribution platform. Expect even more media updates if and/or when we finally make the cut!


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LambdaCore21
LambdaCore21

In Portal 2 there was only one chamber in 100% clean style, and it had its own flair.

This entire (main) mod uses the clean theme, something I am looking forward to!

(PeTI maps feel to blocky/editor'd somehow)

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Yamir24
Yamir24

I know this is unrelated but will you be using a Portal 1 style GLaDOS or a Portal 2 one.

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vanSulli Creator
vanSulli

We're making use of everything that was retconned from Portal 1 to Portal 2- panels, tiles, etc.

So to answer your question: Yes. GLaDOS' appearance was retconned from Portal 1 to 2 so we'll be keeping her up-to-date as well.

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Yamir24
Yamir24

Thanks for answering!

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BloxxingBlocks
BloxxingBlocks

For some people who don't understand: GLaDOS from Portal 2 will be used. Oh well - Everything from portal 2 will be used to remake portal 1 maps. As I think

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Harry101UK
Harry101UK

This is looking fantastic guys! Keep it up!

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enumag
enumag

I don't want to ask for a release date. So instead can I ask what is left to be done before this is ready for release?

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Colossal Author
Colossal

I'll just say it most likely won't release in 2014.

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Guest
Guest

You know what would be really freaking awesome. Is if you could make it so that when you completed the original game after the credits you somehow made it flow into portal 2 so that it could be played like one big game. That would be really great.

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Guest
Guest

Is this dead? It is gone and dead? Is this project a goner? This is a question i'd like answered.

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vanSulli Creator
vanSulli

Still Alive and Kicking. Technically still on schedule to release. We don't have a public release date.

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PurpleGaga27
PurpleGaga27

How many maps are re-polished and done?

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Dittiwo
Dittiwo

How the F*ck do i download this mod!!!!?

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